The only thing missing Saturday at Tricia Sims’ Preston Hollow mansion was a tie. But what would one expect for the No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party’s Host and Sponsors Appreciation party?
But nobody seemed to mind the MIA cravats among the guests that included AIDS Services of Dallas CEO Don Maison, 2012 Honorary Chair D’Andra Simmons, Don Neubauer, Les Siter, Dr. Allen Berg, George Miller, Rebecca Taylor, Patricia Deason, Jody O’Donnell and Sterling Deason O’Donnell, Darlene Smith, Janice Freeman, Priya Rathod, Alison Miler and Samantha Davies.
After all, interior design vet Tricia’s home was chock filled with all types of over-the-top eye catchers like a Chanel sitting room, Versace plate collection and a five-foot tall Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. So perfect to go along with this year’s No Tie Dinner theme, La Dolce Vita. If only Fellini himself could have seen Tricia’s digs.
And setting the mood were Max Winningham playing bass and hos d’oeuvres by Hattie’s and grown-up beverages like Hendrick’s Fin, Reyka Vodka and Monkey Shoulder being rolled out from Tricia’s marvelous kitchen.
But in addition to partying and taking in the Sims sights, the group had some announcements to hear. Thanks to a lot efforts by key people, the Saturday, April 12th, fundraiser for AIDs Services of Dallas at Frontiers of Flight Museum is all systems “Go!’ Thanks to 200 volunteers and some mighty fine foodies (Dallas Affaires Cake Company, Frosted Art, Komali, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Hillstone, Jim Lee Events, Two Sisters Catering, Baby Cakes, etc.), an estimated 2,000 guests will party hearty with desserts, entertainment, libations and auctions at the museum.
So, naturally those folks were given pats on the back. For instance, Tricia and Honorary Chair LeeAnne Locken were presented with Tiffany engraved crystal ice buckets and Dennis and David received Tiffany crystal candlesticks.
Even Leticia Jones was rewarded for her ticket pre-registration. For her efforts, she won tickets to the Cher “Dressed to Kill” concert at the American Airlines Center.
And speaking of tickets, there are still some available for a $50 donation that will assist “the housing and aiding of hundreds of economically disadvantaged men, women , children and families living with HIV/AIDS.”
And remember, bring an appetite and a joy of life, but leave the tie at home.
Photo credit: Jonathan Zizzo